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WDVX auctions guitar autographed by legends

wdvx guitarPlace your bid for a beautiful Larrivée acoustic guitar signed by Ricky Skaggs, Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson, Tim O'Brien, Peter Rowan, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, Frank Vignola, Claire Lynch and Brian Sutton!

Bluegrass devotees, autograph collectors, and guitar lovers will place their bids and vie for the chance to own a one-of-a-kind instrument being auctioned off by not-for-profit radio station WDVX FM.

Beginning Monday, November 22, enthusiasts can start bidding on a Jean Larrivée acoustic guitar signed by some of the world's best musicians: Ricky Skaggs, Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson, Tim O'Brien, Peter Rowan, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, Frank Vignola, Claire Lynch and Brian Sutton.

"We've been fortunate to host many of these players on the Blue Plate Special," says general manager Linda Billman. "The guitar represents how integral WDVX is to the music community, and we're eager for bidders step up for the chance to make it their own."

"The artists who signed the guitar represent just a handful of the countless musicians who have graciously given their time and support to the station over the years," says program manager Tony Lawson. "Whoever makes the winning bid will have something very special."

Bidding on the autographed guitar will begin at $1,000. The auction ends Wednesday, December 22, and the highest bidder's name will be announced on the air.

WDVX is a listener-supported radio station broadcast over the airwaves in East Tennessee and around the world on WDVX.com.

Founded in 1967, Jean Larrivée Guitars is an esteemed, Canada-based maker of instruments based in Canada. Famous players of Larrivee guitars include Brad Paisley, John Hiatt, Willie Watson and Critter Fuqua of Old Crow Medicine Show, Dierks Bentley, John Sebastian, and many more.

Published November 20, 2010

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